Port Integration - EU Maritime Developments - Jonathan Millins

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Port Integration - EU Maritime Developments - Jonathan Millins

  1. 1. EU Maritime Developments20th October 2011Jonathan Millins
  2. 2. Introduction ∗ TEN-T Guidelines ∗ Connecting Europe Facility ∗ Transport White Paper 2011 ∗ e-Maritime ∗ e-Logistics ∗ e-CustomsJonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 2
  3. 3. TEN-T Guidelines ∗ East of England office received a copy of the draft Guidelines in September 2011 ∗ Information in presentation taken from draft copy ∗ Official publication on 19th October 2011 ∗ Scrutiny and agreement with MEPsJonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 3
  4. 4. TEN-T Guidelines ∗ TEN-T Guidelines set out criteria for the ‘Core Network’ ∗ Methodology created/evaluated the Commission ∗ Core Network to be composed of urban nodes, ports (air/sea/inland) and critical bottlenecks ∗ Comprehensive Network to match national plans and be financed through financial instruments ∗ New financing formula for Core Network via ‘Connecting Europe Facility’Jonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 4
  5. 5. TEN-T Core Maritime Ports ∗ Ancona ∗ Klaipeda ∗ Antwerp ∗ Marseille ∗ Genova ∗ Riga ∗ Hamina ∗ Tallinn ∗ Haven Gateway – ∗ Valencia (Felixstowe)Jonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 5
  6. 6. Connecting Europe Facility ∗ Transport → €21,7 billion ∗ Energy → €9,1 billion ∗ Digital Infrastructure → €9,2 billion ∗ Total facility = €40 billion ∗ Plus - €10 billion earmarked from Cohesion Fund to transport projects (2014-2020 MFF Programme Period)Jonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 6
  7. 7. Connecting Europe Facility ∗ Fund will provide direct aid for projects or support financial engineering instruments (loans, guarantees, investment funds, debenture loans etc) ∗ Establish an environment that stimulates private investment ∗ Completion of the TEN-T network will cost around €500 billion to 2020, of which €250 billion to remove the main bottlenecks ∗ Projects will be selected through invitations to tender through a new EU Executive Agency (TEN-T EA)Jonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 7
  8. 8. Connecting Europe Facility ∗ Co-financing rate (main €21,7 billion CEF Fund)  Studies → = 50%  Works → = 20% (standard project) = 30% (bottlenecks) = 40% (cross-border sections) ∗ Cohesion Transport Fund (€10 billion ring fenced)  Works → = up to 75% ∗ Mid-term review in 2017 and project evaluationJonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 8
  9. 9. Transport White Paper ∗ White Paper published in March2011 ∗ European Parliament Transport Committee currently drafting their response – rapporteur Mathieu Grosch MEP (EPP, BE) ∗ Council of Ministers responded June 2011 ∗ 10 Strategic Goals ∗ More than 130 initiatives listedJonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 9
  10. 10. Transport White Paper ∗ Objective 4 – ‘Blue Belt’ Integrate use of monitoring tools and full interoperability between ICT systems in the waterborne sector (guarantee the monitoring of vessels and freight) Pilot Exemption Certificates in EU ports Review restrictions on provision for port services Enhance transparency of ports’ financing (e.g. clarifying the destination of public funding)Jonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 10
  11. 11. Transport White Paper ∗ Objective 7 – e-Freight Implementation of ‘single window’ and ‘one- stop administrative shop’ for documentation Ensure that liability regimes promote rail, waterborne and intermodal transportJonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 11
  12. 12. Transport White Paper ∗ Objective 9 – Maritime Social Agenda Enhance enforcement of the Maritime Labour Convention with regard to Flag States, Port States and labour supplying states Include all/or part of currently excluded seagoing workers in EU labour law directives Update Seafarers Training DirectiveJonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 12
  13. 13. Transport White Paper ∗ Objective 18 – Safer Shipping Modernise passenger ship safety legislation Develop SafeSeaNet – maritime information tools for safety, security and protection of marine environment from ship pollution Assess feasibility of EU register/EU flag Assess feasibility of shared coastguard functionsJonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 13
  14. 14. Transport White Paper ∗ Objective 39 – Smart Pricing and Taxation Internalisation of external costs for all modes of transport applying both common principles and specificity of each mode Issue guidelines on public funding to different modes of transport & infrastructure Reassessment of all transport taxation, including environmental taxes, VAT system etcJonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 14
  15. 15. Transport White Paper ∗ Objective 40 – External Dimension Extend internal market rules through work in international organisations (e.g. WTO, IMO) Enhanced security dialogue with strategic partners and EU neighbours Ensure recognition of EU ‘one stop security’ system internationally Implement Mediterranean Maritime Strategy Advance removal of exemptions for liner shipping conferences outside EUJonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 15
  16. 16. Transport White Paper ∗ Passenger Rights (Objective 21) ∗ Mobility Continuity Plans (Objective 23) ∗ Technology Roadmap (Objective 24) ∗ Carbon footprint (Objective 29)Jonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 16
  17. 17. Integrated Maritime Policy ∗ Expected to be published 30th November 2011 ∗ Will align 2007 Integrated Maritime Policy with EU2020 Strategy, “smart, sustainable and inclusive growth” ∗ Policy expected to look at e-Maritime developments, maritime spatial planning, fisheries preservation, and reducing CO2 and ship pollutantsJonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 17
  18. 18. e-Maritime Proposals ∗ e-Maritime Systems and Services proposals to be published by Commission in December 2011 ∗ Improving safety and security of services and assets and environmental protection ∗ Increase EU competitiveness ∗ Integrating sustainable waterborne transport services into door-to-door services ∗ Supporting the welfare of seafarersJonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 18
  19. 19. e-Customs ∗ Commission currently reviewing the Modernised Customs Code 2008 ∗ Aims to have full introduction of most IT systems at Commission, national and business level by 2013 ∗ Customs 2013 Annual Work Programme for 2012 to be published early 2012 ∗ Proposals for new customs measures possible before end of 2011Jonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 19
  20. 20. Marco Polo 2011 (Forthcoming) ∗ Annual Work Programme 2011 now available ∗ Five actions expected to be supported – Modal Shift, Catalyst Actions, Motorways of the Sea, Traffic Avoidance and Common Learning ∗ Budget of €67,5 million to fund 36 projects ∗ Call for proposals expected to be published before end of October 2011 ∗ Deadline for applications: 16th January 2012Jonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 20
  21. 21. Thank you for your attention! Jonathan Millins East of England Brussels Office jonathan.millins@east-of-england.eu +32 2289 1200Jonathan Millins - East of England Brussels Office 21

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